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Peroxide

A compound containing oxygen in the -1 oxidation state. Metal peroxides contain the peroxide ion, O22

Fast Neutron

A neutron ejected at high kinetic energy in a nuclear reaction.

Resonance

The concept in which two or more equivalent dot formulas for the same arrangement of atoms (resonance structures) are necessary to describe the bonding in a molecule or ion.

Hydrolysis

The reaction of a substance with water or its ions.

Chemical Bonds

The attractive forces that hold atoms together in elements or compounds.

Entropy

A thermodynamic state or property that measures the degree of disorder or randomness of a system.

S Orbital

A spherically symmetrical atomic orbital, one per energy level.

Binary Compound

A compound consisting of two elements, may be ionic or covalent.

Ternary Compound

A compound consisting of three elements, may be ionic or covalent.

Eluant or eluent

The solvent used in the process of elution, as in liquid chromatography.